Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

Why TN’s zero-tax street cred comes with an asterisk

This recent Forbes column exposes Tennessee’s income tax secret and notes Beacon’s success in telling the stories of those impacted by the Hall Income Tax. …But, more importantly, tax policy affects real families and their ability to build a sustainable life. This report, published...
April 4th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Beacon Center joins effort to provide tax relief to seniors and job creators

NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today joined with other tax reform groups and legislators in support of phasing out the Hall Income Tax on stocks and bonds. House Finance Chairman Charles Sargent, Sen. Mark Green, Americans for Prosperity’s Tim Phillips, Americans for Tax Reform’s...
March 4th, 2014 | Recent News | Read More

Hall Income Tax hurts Tennessee, especially seniors

In an effort to raise awareness about Tennessee’s income tax secret, Beacon Director of Policy Lindsay Boyd pens an article that originally appeared in Saturday’s Tennessean. by Lindsay Boyd As the 2014 legislative session of the Tennessee General Assembly gets into full swing, there are...
February 23rd, 2014 | Commentary | Read More

Beacon Center calls for end to Hall Income Tax

Beacon Center calls for end to Hall Income Tax
NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center of Tennessee today released “Our State, Our Future,” a publication in the Faces of Freedom series that focuses on the harmful impact Tennessee’s investment income tax has on the lives of Tennesseans. The Hall Income Tax empowers the Tennessee General...
February 4th, 2014 | Feature, Policy | Read More

An Idea a Day: A Roadmap to Freedom

An Idea a Day: A Roadmap to Freedom
Every other year, the Beacon Center publishes “An Idea a Day” for each remaining legislative day of the current General Assembly. This year’s publication offers a roadmap to freedom, providing 57 ideas for the second session of the 108th General Assembly. Click here to download the...
December 3rd, 2013 | Feature, Policy | Read More

Cronyism: A Tennessee Love Story

Beacon CEO Justin Owen pens a guest article at the new blog, Tennessee Brush Fires, about the pitfalls of corporate welfare. Here’s an excerpt. Since 2005, Tennessee governments have handed over $1.75 billion in the form of tax credits and cash grants to large companies. And the vast majority of...
August 2nd, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

Beer tax leaves bitter aftertaste

Beacon CEO Justin Owen and the Tennessee Tax Revolt’s Ben Cunningham pen an article in today’s Tennessean supporting reform of the state’s beer tax. An unedited version of the article is posted below. by Justin Owen & Ben Cunningham India Pale Ale. Stout. Amber Ale. These are terms...
February 26th, 2013 | Commentary | Read More

Taxi regulations harm consumers, cost jobs

The Metro Nashville Transportation Licensing Commission, which regulates taxicabs, limos, sedans, and horse-drawn carriages, recently came under fire after it was revealed that its inspectors were posing as police officers. Beacon Center research associate Steven Strausbaugh pens an article in today’s...
July 20th, 2012 | Commentary | Read More

Forbes notes Beacon’s work on death tax repeal

In a new article, Forbes discusses the effort to repeal Tennessee’s death tax. The end of the article cites Beacon’s work, including the study conducted by Dr. Art Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden on the issue. Read the entire article at this link.
July 2nd, 2012 | Recent News | Read More

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